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February 15, 2017 Arkansas Outdoors Weekly Newsletter

Date02/15/2017
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Harvesting trees essential to wildlife management

LITTLE ROCK – Every year, a few hunters who enjoy public land hunting on Arkansas Game and Fish Commission wildlife management areas will arrive to their traditional stand location only to realize that their favorite tree to hang a stand in has been removed by a logging operation during the summer. The feeling of being displaced can be heartbreaking at first, but the change is necessary if hunters hope to continue having excellent results on the public land owned by the AGFC.


Art students get outdoor inspiration from waterfowl field experience

HOPE– Students from Hampton in Calhoun County trekked two hours across the southern portion of state last week to learn all about ducks, as part of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Waterfowl Field Experience. The program, coordinated by Tisa Bomar, AGFC’s Federal Junior Duck Stamp Coordinator, is a way to blend a typical school field trip with a close-up view of Arkansas’s wildlife,complete with demonstrations from AGFC biologists.


AGFC wildlife officers clean up ‘Trache on the Cache’

AUGUSTA– Wildlife Officers with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission worked with partner agencies and volunteers to clean a “ton” of trash from the waters of the Cache River Wildlife Refuge Feb. 11.


Triple Trophy Award available to deer hunters

LITTLE ROCK – Deer season may be winding down, but there’s still a reward for those lucky and skilled enough to hit the trifecta of deer hunting. Applications for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Triple Trophy Award may be submitted online by April 10, 2017. 


Regional archery tournaments set stage for state championship

LITTLE ROCK – More than 3,200 students across Arkansas took aim during the Arkansas National Archery in the Schools Program’s regional competitions last weekend.In addition to the top three teams from each division at each regional tournament, the school that hosted each regional will be allowed one “at large”entry into the 2017 ANASP State Championship. 

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